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CONTENTS Definition And History Basic services of INTERNET The World Wide Web (W.W.W.) WWW browsers INTERNET search engines Uses of INTERNET
Definition and History The INTERNET is a network ofcomputers, which links many differenttypes of computers all over the world. ARPANET was the first WAN and hadonly four sites in 1969. In 1989, the U.S. government liftedrestrictions on the use ofINTERNET, and allow its usage forcommercial purposes as well.
Basic Services Of TheINTERNET Electronic Mail (E-Mail) –Allow user to send a mail (message ) toanother internet user in any part of the worldin a near-real-time manner . File Transfer Protocol (FTP) –Allow user to move a file from one computer toanother on the internet. Telnet –Allow a user to log into another computersomewhere on the internet .
Electronic MailE-Mail is a rapid and productive communication tool because : It is faster than Paper Mail . Unlike telephone, The persons communicating with each other need not to be available at the same time. Unlike Fax documents , Email documents can be stored in a computer and be easily edited using editing programs.
File Transfer Protocol Moving a file from a remote computer to onesown computer is known as Downloading. Moving a file from ones own computer to aremote computer is known as Uploading. Anonymous FTP site in a computer allows auser to log in with the username of anonymousand password that is user’s E-mail Address. Anonymous FTP sites are called publicallyaccessible sites because they can be accessedby any user on internet.
TELNET :Some common uses oftelnet service are -:Using the computing power of theremote computer.Using a software on the remotecomputer.Accessing remote computers database or achieve.Logging into ones own computerfrom another computer.
The World Wide Web (WWW) World Wide Web or W3 is the most popular and promisingmethod of organizing and accessing information on the INTERNET. Hypertext is a new way of information storage and retrieval thatenables authors to structure information in novel ways. A properly designed hypertext document can help users tolocate desired type of information rapidly. Hypertext documents enable this by using a series of link. A link is a special type of item in a hypertext documentconnecting the document to another document. Hypertext documents on internet are known as Web Pages.
WWW Browsers To use a computer as a Web client, a user needs toload on it a special software tool known as WWWBrowser. Browser provide following navigation facilities – Do not require a user to login to a servercomputer. Enable a user to visit a server computer’s sitedirectly and access information on it by specifying itsURL (Uniform Resource Locator). Enable user to create and maintain a personalhotlist of favorite URL. Maintain a history of server computers visited byuser in a surfing session. Enable a user to download information in variousformats.
INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES Internet search engine is an application, which helps usersto locate Web sites containing useful information andreferences. To search Information : A user types the description of the information using theuser interference of the search engine. The search engine then searches the requested informationon the WWW and returns the results to the user. Results enable the user to locate the requested quicklyfrom the last ocean of information available on the internet.
Major Elements of Internet Search Engines Search Request Interface enables users to provide description of desired information to the searchengine search engine may allow specifications of simple keywords and phrases,combination of keywords and phrases using Boolean operators andexclusion/inclusion operators, and title and URL limitersInformation Discoverer Discovers information from the WWW and creates a database for thesearch engine. Search engine uses the database to locate useful information during thesearch process.Presenter of search results search engines often list search results in accordance to a relevancescore. Relevance scores reflect the number of times a search term appears ina web page. Some search engines also allow users to control relevance score bygiving different weights.
Some important current strategic of the INTERNETare : On-line communication Software sharing Exchange of views on topics of common interest Posting of information of general interest Organization promotion Product promotion and feedback about products Customer support service On-line journals, magazines, Encyclopedia, anddictionary On-line shopping World-wide conferencing
QUOTEThe Internet is like alcohol in some sense. Itaccentuates what you would do anyway. If you want tobe a loner, you can be more alone. If you want toconnect, it makes it easier to connect. Esther Dyson
PRESENTED BY :RAHUL GANDHI SANDEEP SINGH PIYUSH CHATERJEE